Query to find the second highest column value in a table
In this ms sql server tutorial you will learn query to find the second highest column value in a table.
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One of the most common SQL interview questions is to find the Nth highest salary of employee, where N could be 2, 3, 4 or anything e.g. find the second highest salary in SQL. Sometimes this question is also twisted as to find the nth minimum salary in SQL. Since many Programmers only know the easy way to solve this problem e.g. by using SQL IN clause, which doesn't scale well, they struggle to write the SQL query when Interviewer keep asking about 4th highest, 5th highest and so on.
Write a SQL query to get the second highest salary from the Employee table. For example, given the above Employee table, the second highest salary is 200. If there is no second highest salary, then the query should return NULL. You can write SQL query in any of your favorite database e.g. MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle.
In this ms sql server tutorial you will learn query to find the second lowest column value in a table.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to select the Nth highest record in a database table by using various techniques. These techniques are very useful, for instance you may want to see the product which is second most expensive in Products database table.
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